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Scientific Specimens

Holotypes in the museum's recent invertebrates collection

Education Programs

Students reached throughout Virginia and beyond in 2019

VMNH Festival Attendance

Attendees across six festivals throughout 2019.

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#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world! Today, we ask that you consider supporting the Virginia Museum of Natural History Discovery Fund in an effort to help VMNH expand its scientific research, educational programming, and museum exhibits throughout the Commonwealth and beyond! Giving today will help us continue telling the awe-inspiring stories of our natural world for years to come! www.vmnh.net/donate

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Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Closed all other days


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

We had a great time looking at the exhibits. There are a number of interactive things (not available during Covid, ...

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Now on Display

As the state museum of natural history, the Virginia Museum of Natural History has award-winning permanent and travelling exhibits.

What will you discover?

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Traveling and Loaned Exhibits

Travel exhibits are currently available in 8 Virginia counties and one in North Carolina.

Bring one to your community!

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